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Barbara Alsop 
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Re: “Weinberger: Migrants Welcome in Burlington if Trump Carries Out Plan

Miro, as always, talks a good game and takes his purely Democratic stab at notching points against Trump. But the housing issue in this city is fraught. Who's going to pay for the high rent to house these folks? Or are you going to throw out your current crop of poor people to make room for new ones? As one of the poor people currently being housed by CHT, I find this posturing annoying.

Mainly because I don't believe he will ever follow through on this. If I thought he would, I'd be caught between a cheer and a cough.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 04/16/2019 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Trafficked: How the Opioid Epidemic Drives Sexual Exploitation in Vermont

Kate, thank you for doing this horrifying, if neccessary, work. Between the drugs, violence and trauma lies the appalling price women pay for men's sexual needs. I don't think there's an answer to the problem, just band aids for the individual issues. I am so sorry for your sister and the other victims of this brutal travesty.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 04/10/2019 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Springfield Rep. Robert Forguites Dies

A great loss. My sympathies to his family and colleagues.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 04/09/2019 at 3:05 PM

Re: “More Lonely Vermonters Are Falling for Relationship Scams

Thank you for this story, Katie. We're going to miss you!

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 04/03/2019 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Means to Amend: Senate Seeks to Enshrine Abortion Rights in Vermont Constitution

Vermont is a pro-rights state and will undoubtedly pass this amendment. I only hope it will be before our right wing Supreme Court does irremediable harm to women's rights.

I will miss Katie Jickling's strong work on Seven Days, but am happy she is staying in the community and putting her multiple skills to work for an underserved population.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 04/03/2019 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders Raises $18.2 Million in First 41 Days

seahorsealum, do you live in a bubble? Have you paid any attention to what is going on nationally with money in politics? I'm really curious because you don't seem to have a clue about the reality of presidential politics.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 04/02/2019 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders Raises $18.2 Million in First 41 Days

This amount of money is in response to the Citizens United decision which stated, in effect, that big donors could give as much as they want, leaving the voting public out of it. It said money is speech, and the people are speaking. Harris' $12 million is from 1/4 of the people, and that should tell you something about the people buying her loyalty.

To say it's not fair to other candidates is ridiculous. Candidates who convince individuals of their worth are entitled to donations from those people. If my money, given to Bernie, is passed on to the Democratic Party, it will shut down all my donations for the coming campaign. I do not support the Democratic Party, and particularly the DNC, which went out of its way to hinder Bernie's last campaign.

The DCCC has now said it will penalize firms that help challengers to incumbents. Exactly how is that democratic? And why would I give any money to such a corrupt organization?

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 04/02/2019 at 2:09 PM

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